The Smartest People in the Room

Have you ever had that moment when you listen to someone speak and you realize just how inept your communication skills really are? I’m continually humbled by people who are far more gifted, skilled, prepared, and just flat-out smarter than me. If you’ll indulge me for just a moment, I want to share such an…

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B.S. Bingo

Takeaways, Bandwidth, Solutions, Ballpark, At The End Of The Day, Touch Point, Organic, Milestone, Core Competency, Streamline, Deep Dive, Sustainability, Drinking the Kool-Aid, Eyeballs, Granular, Holistic, Leverage, Visibility, Low Hanging Fruit, Mindshare, Perspective, Sustainability, Mission Critical, Talking Out Loud, Pain Point, Seamless, Value-Added, (I’ll stop here). Those are just some of the words I scribbled…

People Need to Talk to People

My wife and I can go stretches without seeing each other awake. At times, our work schedules can be very demanding. Throw in a beautiful 3 year old girl in the mix and life can get a little hectic! For us, there are a few things that keep us grounded and on the same page:…

Shut Up & Listen—You Might Just Learn Something!

We’re impatient. We don’t have many thoughtful conversations anymore. We communicate in sound bites of 140 characters or less. We respond to headlines or buzzwords. This challenges our ability to listen. Or to even have the opportunity to listen. Think about your day. It’s becoming exceedingly difficult to listen, to observe and understand the subtleties…